The Splash Education Center is a private facility that houses
Sacramento Splash. The building is centrally located at Mather
Field, facilitating exploration of more than 1,000 acres of
high-quality vernal pool grasslands that surround it.
The Center hosts class trips for schools that participate in the
Elementary Program. It also serves as a meeting facility for
organizations working on issues related to science education,
natural resource conservation, watershed management, and
connecting youth to the outdoors.
The facility is open to the public for events such as Splash’s annual Celebration of
Vernal Pools event and Vernal Pool Public Toursled by
The Splash Education Center is home to a collection of live
animals that are found in the vernal pool grassland or other
local habitats. These animals live in a room in the Splash Center
that we call “Critterville.”
Sacramento Splash never takes healthy animals out of the
wild. We only keep critters that would be unable to survive
on their own, either because they were injured or because they
were captive prior to coming to Splash.